Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D.Y.) faced backlash for a social media post that compared Jesus to the Palestinian people and attempted to criticize Israel, but made no mention of Hamas or its hostages. .
“In the Christmas story, Christ commits a massacre of innocent people,” Ocasio-Cortez said, referring to the Jews who lived in the area under Roman rule more than 2,000 years ago. Born in modern-day Palestine under threat from the government.” “He was part of a group of people who were targeted and killed indiscriminately to protect the power of unjust leaders.”
“Thousands of years later, right-wing forces have violently occupied Bethlehem, and something similar is playing out for Palestinians today, with Bethlehem’s Christian community holding off on this year’s Christmas Eve celebrations in both countries. So much so that it was canceled.” [fear for their] We wish you safety and respect,” he added, though the area is currently under the control of the Palestinian Authority.
“The whole story of Christmas and of Christ himself, without exception, is about standing with the poor and the powerless, the marginalized and maligned, refugees and immigrants, the outcast and the misunderstood,” she concludes. Ta.
Jesus was born in this village. Christmas has now been canceled. Are his followers no longer welcome?
Jacob Kornbluh, a senior political correspondent at The Forward, responded with a post on is blaming.
Pro-Israel activist Andrea Kashan lamented that some people are not enjoying Christmas and are instead trying to “politicize social justice,” the New York Post reported.
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In November, Ocasio-Cortez teamed up with 23 Democrats to ask President Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken for details about their plan to quell violence in the region as Israel continues its invasion of the Gaza Strip. .
“We reaffirm our unequivocal condemnation of the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, in which Hamas killed more than 1,200 Israelis and foreigners and took over 200 hostages. He was captured and then taken to Gaza,” the Democratic Party wrote.
“We also share grave concerns about Israel’s ongoing response to the IDF’s killing of more than 11,078 Palestinians, nearly half of them children.” He continued, citing figures provided by Hamas.
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Bethlehem, long believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, has announced it will not hold its traditional Christmas celebrations in solidarity with Gaza and the ongoing violence. The city council said in a Facebook post that decorations that were regularly displayed were also removed “in honor of the martyrs.”
Theologian Jonathan Morris told Fox News that the entire decision amounts to “a political statement that tramples on something that we as Christians, Christians of Bethlehem, consider very sacred.”
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But a spokesperson for Bethlehem City Council told the Telegraph in November: “It is inappropriate to celebrate in the midst of genocide in Gaza and attacks in the West Bank.”
Fox News Digital’s Megan Myers contributed to this report.